Updating BIOS of HP Compaq® dc7100
HP Compaq dc7100 is designed to cater to the needs and requirements of diverse kinds of users. Latest Intel processors and high quality internal components have been incorporated into this machine so that users would get flawless performance. All computers have BIOS. BIOS is a service that checks whether all of the components on the system are in proper working condition. BIOS conducts checks so that the system would not startup if there are some issues with some of the internal components. This would prevent additional damage to the components. All software installed on your HP Compaq dc7100 must be updated and this includes the BIOS of the system. Updating the BIOS to the latest version would remove any bugs or glitches with the existing version and make the system boot more quickly and perform more efficiently. BIOS updates usually come as utilities that need to be downloaded and then installed. Some versions of BIOS require users to burn the BIOS on to an optical disk and then booting the system from this disk would update the BIOS. When updating the BIOS of HP Compaq dc7100, users are advised to create a backup of all important data on the system so that even if some issues come up with the system and the BIOS gets corrupted, data would be safe and secure.
Following details mentioned below give users more information regarding tips to update BIOS of HP Compaq dc7100:
- Remove all infections
- Verify version of BIOS
- Check CMOS battery and power
Remove all infections
Before starting with any process related to the updation of BIOS on HP Compaq dc7100, users must ensure that all possible infections have been removed from the system. The removal of the malware must be thorough as the presence of malware within the system during the BIOS update would infect the BIOS and corrupt it making the system unusable. An updated antivirus program must be used for this.
Verify version of BIOS
When updating the BIOS of HP Compaq dc7100, users must make sure that the version and the specification of the BIOS at hand is of the correct and required one. As there are very large numbers of HP Compaq computers, there might be many different versions of BIOS. Installation of a wrong type of BIOS over the existing BIOS of HP Compaq dc7100 might leave the system inoperable.
HP Compaq dc7100 users updating the BIOS of the system are advised to check the condition of the CMOS battery before initiating the update process. Along with the CMOS battery users must also ensure that the system has enough power backup that can provide uninterrupted power supply to the system even if the power fails at the initial stages of the update process.